How to Convert PDFs to Speech?

In our digital landscape, content reigns supreme. But time, our most valuable commodity, often stands in the way of consuming it


In the digital landscape of the 21st century, content reigns supreme. But time, our most valuable commodity, often stands in the way of consuming this content, especially when it comes in the form of lengthy PDFs or vast e-book collections. Enter ElevenLabs: our innovative, cutting-edge solution leverages the full potential of artificial intelligence to transform your textual documents into rich auditory experiences. In this guide, we’ll delve into the depths of this transformative technology, explaining why it's crucial, how it functions, and the myriad ways in which it can revolutionize your content consumption and creation processes.

The Pinnacle of Text to Speech Technology

The foundation of our tool is a finely-tuned algorithm that faithfully replicates the nuances of human speech. At ElevenLabs, we have meticulously engineered our system to dissect content, segmenting it into phonemes - the individual sounds which make up speech. This dissection facilitates the assignment of precise phonemic sounds, giving birth to speech that's not only clear but also mirrors the natural cadence of human conversation. The distinction between the generated audio and a human's voice is nearly imperceptible, courtesy of the recent breakthroughs in AI.

Redefining Content Consumption: Why Convert Your PDFs?

  1. Flexibility and Multitasking: Our routines are packed, leaving little room for extensive reading. By converting PDFs to speech, ElevenLabs ensures you can absorb information, be it a research paper or report, irrespective of your schedule. Whether you're commuting, exercising, or juggling chores, our technology ensures you're always in the know.
  2. Expanding Accessibility in Publishing: Reach audiences beyond conventional means. Transform your e-books, reports, and other textual content into accessible formats, resonating with those who prefer audio or have reading disabilities.
  3. Augmented Media Experiences: The era of waiting for voiceovers and lengthy recording sessions is over. Instantly convert news pieces, scripts, or any textual data into audio, amplifying user engagement and simplifying content delivery.

Voice Crafting with ElevenLabs

At ElevenLabs, we believe in tailoring experiences. Beyond mere conversion, we've pioneered pathways to craft auditory experiences. Our Voice Design enables the generation of unique synthetic voices that vary in age, accent, and gender. Moreover, we've made significant strides in voice cloning, allowing content to resonate deeply through familiar and personalized voices.

Unlocking New Horizons with ElevenLabs: Projects

One of the standout features we're immensely proud of is "Projects," our solution for long-form speech synthesis. Instead of manually inputting vast amounts of text, "Projects" empowers users to automatically import entire PDFs and .epub documents, transforming them effortlessly into speech.

For content creators, including indie authors and established publishers, "Projects" is a game-changer. It offers unparalleled control over AI-generated audio content, a feature hitherto untouched in the market. Drawing from our in-depth research into long-form speech synthesis and audio 'infilling', "Projects" lets users generate extensive dialogue segments, articles, and even full-length audiobooks without ever exiting our platform. The vision behind "Projects" is simple: provide a 'Google Docs' level of ease and intuitiveness in audio creation.

Multilingual Text to Speech

At ElevenLabs, we understand the power of language in communication. In our ever-globalizing world, content is consumed by a diverse, multilingual audience. To ensure our text readers effectively cater to everyone, we've integrated a multilingual text to speech feature. This functionality can convert and vocalize text in a variety of languages and dialects, breaking down language barriers and making content accessible to a wider audience. It's not just about understanding; it's about enabling people from different linguistic backgrounds to engage with content in their native language, thereby creating a more inclusive digital landscape. With ElevenLabs' text readers, no one is left out of the conversation.

A Step-by-Step Guide on Converting with ElevenLabs

Converting your textual content into an auditory experience is a seamless journey with ElevenLabs:

  1. Sign Up: Start by registering with us. If you're on the fence, take advantage of our free account to explore the myriad features at your disposal.
  2. Input & Convert: Our user-interface is intuitive. Once you're in our speech synthesis panel, paste your content or use "Projects" for long-form documents, and hit 'generate'.
  3. Personalize the Experience: We offer a unique slider to fine-tune the auditory output. Whether you crave a lifelike rendition or a calm, consistent narration, we have you covered.

With our platform's prowess, including voice cloning and design, rest assured your content is transformed just the way you envision.


The transition from static PDFs to dynamic speech is more than a mere luxury; it's an imperative in our interconnected world. At ElevenLabs, we're spearheading this auditory revolution, simplifying content creation and consumption. Partner with us, and let's shape the future of digital interaction together.


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